The third Captain America “solo” movie, Captain America: Civil War, is beginning to look like an Avengers reunion — especially with confirmation that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) has joined the cast.
Of course Chris Evans is back as Captain America, and Renner/Hawkeye joins the already announced Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, as well as Frank Grillo returning from Captain America: The Winter Soldier as rejuvenated baddie Brock Lumlow, now known officially as Crossbones.
In addition, Chadwick Boseman will debut as Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl will be making his first appearance as villain Baron Zemo — and then there’s the widespread anticipation that Marvel’s new Spider-Man will appear!
You know that awesome (crowded) new poster that Marvel released to tease Avengers: Age of Ultron?
The one that featured all our returning faves, including Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, who’s been in self-imposed exile; and newcomers Vision (Paul Bettany) — backlit by the sun; and the twins Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in the upper right? That one?
Well, it turns out there’s yet another character on this poster. There is, in fact, an extra character hidden in plain sight: The text block on the one-sheet lists Anthony Mackie — which means the Falcon will at least make a cameo!
Robert Downey Jr. will be joint Avengers castmate Chris Evans in Captain America 3 — but the visit will not exactly be friendly. In fact, it’s going to lead to war. Civil War, to be exact!
Marvel Studios has announced that the popular 2006-’07 company-wide crossover “Civil War” comic book storyline will be coming to the Marvel cinematic universe.
Disney has released the official synopsis for Marvel’s latest blockbuster-in-the-making, Avengers: Age of Ultron:
When Tony Stark tries to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
It’s not exactly the revelation of a state secret, but Anthony and Joe Russo, the co-directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have confirmed that a major character from that movie (still the top-grosser of 2014!) will return for Captain America 3 : none other than Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier himself.
This is hardly a surprise, given that both Cap (Chris Evans) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) survived the last film with no resolution of their conflict and Cap vowing to track him down. Also, Stan previously revealed that he signed a nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios, and he still has seven films to go, so the Winter Soldier has to show up someplace….
After losing the Super Soldier Serum that gave him his powers and vitality, Steve Rogers rapidly aged and was forced to surrender the role of Captain America. But his on-again, off-again super sidekick Sam Wilson (a.k.a. the Falcon) is picking up the shield in October’s Captain America #35, and will headline a new ongoing series, All-New Captain America, launching this fall.
Writer Rick Remender (along with artist Stuart Immonen) promised Marvel.com an exciting new status quo:
This is the fireworks factory we’re arriving at, and now everything’s going to blow up and be very pretty and exciting to look at. I think that it’s important with these stories to do things that are natural and make sense and have an inherent logic to the universe, but are also constantly shifting and exciting, keeping the drama high. In order to do that it really comes down to creating new dynamics.
This publicity image of a prop from Avengers: Age of Ultron is very unsettling: What could be powerful enough to break Captain America’s shield?
The legendary shield was created by out of a strange alloy of Vibranium, a rare metal found only in the African country of Wakanda — but more importantly, it’s virtually indestructible. So how does the weapon get cracked like this in the movie?